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Continuing Care construction is the main attraction

May 26th, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded around the world this winter and spring, our individual worlds shrank. With regular activities curtailed, and live entertainment shut down, residents at Points West Living Red Deer have had front row seats to a real-life drama; the construction of a new 150 suite Continuing Care community.

So cool to watch

Work on the site began back in November 2019, but the real action began in February. “The contractor started raising huge concrete slabs about the time COVID restrictions began,” says General Manager Tracy Elliott.

“It’s over our heads now, but you can still see the activity.” “It’s so cool to watch the cranes raising the concrete slabs,” says Tracy. “The north side cottages had really good exposure to the show, and there was lots of chitter chatter in the community when the walls were going up, especially when they were using the big machinery.”

150 suites in 2021

The new continuing care community will have a total of 150 suites for Memory Care (SL4D), Frail Elderly (SL4), and Long Term Care residents. The new building will be attached to the current 139-suite PWL Red Deer building, and is slated to open in the spring of 2021.

Photo: The lifting and placement of concrete slabs at the new Continuing Care community has filled the entertainment bill for many residents at PWL Red Deer

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